You can now book the Patria anthology End-shutdown

On January 24, 2003, Tom Ridge was sworn in as First Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. In the 20 years that followed, the new department proved chaotic, bizarre, and at times downright cruel: a humiliating catastrophe for the officials it employed, as well as the Americans it policed, rescued, aided, mistreated, or frisked.

Last year, we published an ambitious series of investigative papers looking at how the Department of Homeland Security rewrote the social contract between government and its citizens. he homeland The series, along with its beautiful art and design, is now available for a limited time in full color. anthology.



From Makena Kelly’s grim and sobering reporting on the recent experience of Afghan refugees and Gaby Del Valle’s dispatch of the border wall surveillance apparatus to Darryl Campbell’s more lighthearted (and equally maddening) story of TSA and the tic character-driven Sarah Jeong -tac. the Portland van kidnappings, this volume is packed with rarely told stories. Josh Dzieza’s investigative article on the post-Hurricane Maria energy crisis remains the only major article on the subject in an English-language publication; and by asking the burning question “why does DHS suck so much?” Amanda Chicago Lewis found a rich vein of possible answers from more than a dozen former national security officials.

From the beginning, we intended to homeland series to feel cohesive, even beautiful. Kristen Radtke’s extraordinary care in art direction becomes even more apparent when she is bound into 160 full-color pages of original illustrations and photography. The anthology is now available to pre-order at the forget store.


Softcover volume in slipcase with 160 full color pages on high quality coated paper. Ten magazine-size stories are accompanied by original illustrations and photography.

If you have been following homeland throughout the year, thanks again for allowing us. For a series about bureaucratic systems and gross incompetence on a national scale, that’s been pretty funny, hasn’t it?

–Kevin Nguyen and Sarah Jeong

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